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Brother Rice’s 2018 OT Nick Marozas recently picked up his first few FBS offers. We discussed schools showing serious interest in him, his upcoming visits and his under recruited teammates.
You can find Nick on Twitter @Marozas_97.
Wt: 260 lbs
Commitment status: Undecided
LPI: You guys finished the season very well at 9-2, but lost to a tough Fremd team in the 8A playoffs. Now that your season is over, what are you going to do to take your game to the next level?
NM: Workouts in the morning are a big part of my offseason. My goal is to reach 285 lbs by next season and to be able to move faster than I can now. I workout 4 days a week with the team and then on the weekends I will be working on my technique as an offensive lineman.
LPI:You recently picked up your first 3 FBS offers from Minnesota, Northern Illinois and Western Michigan. What can you bring to the table for a college football program?
NM: I believe my work ethic is a very strong part of my play. I like to pride myself on being an athletic offensive lineman, being able to move crisply is a big part of my game. I think of myself as a great leader on and off the field. In the end of the day, I love to play this game.
LPI: Speaking of leadership, how do you demonstrate leadership on or off the field?
NM: Leadership is something I take pride in. Being a great leader is really being a good demonstration to the rest of your team with your actions. I am going to be the best leader I can be in the weight room this offseason. Being a good demonstration for your team when things are tough is crucial. Having a good leader on a team is great for a well bonded team.
LPI: Besides the schools that have offered you, which schools have shown serious interest in you?
NM: University of Illinois and Syracuse University have been showing lots of interest in me. Whether it is through social media or the mail, these two schools have shown me the most interest in me.
LPI: Where have you visited most recently and do you have any planned visits coming up?
NM: My most recent visit was to Western Michigan University where I received an offer from them. I plan on visiting Syracuse in January for a basketball game against Boston College. In January I plan on visiting Michigan State for a basketball game against Michigan as well. I plan on trying to get out to other Colleges throughout the offseason.
LPI: Who are some talented recruits on your team that you believe have gone overlooked by college coaches?
Larry Washington – The first person that comes to mind. Larry is probably the hardest worker and best captain I have ever seen. Larry is a very smart and fast defensive Lineman that is not worried about his personal stats as long as the job gets done.
Aarion Lacy – I feel like he was the most explosive player on the field at all times. If I could put one word about Lacy, it’s definitely “elusive”. His ability to make people miss in open and contested field is absolutely insane. Not to mention he played corner, safety, running back, receiver, punt returner, and kick returner.
Dino Borrelli – Had an insane breakout season breaking almost every quarterback record at Brother Rice in only 1 season. He threw 40 Touchdowns (7 in one half) and added 3 on the ground, enough said.
Branden Houston – Called himself the “guinea pig” due to having a 4 star WR on the same team. All year Houston torched teams defenses racking up 1,033 and 12 touchdowns. Branden can run around anyone you put in front of him.